Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) roofing are single-ply roofing membranes that are among the most popular commercial roofing products available.
PVC has been used on flat and low-sloped roofs for over 50 years.
Durable and long-lasting, PVC roofs are an affordable and effective choice that typically lasts decades.
Why Choose PVC Roofing
PVC Roofing is one of the most popular choices for business owners in St. Louis, MO and across the country because of its durability.
These types of roofs are highly resistant to some of the toughest flat-roof aggressors like fire, chemicals, and hurricane-level winds.
This modular roofing system is extremely reliable, easy to maintain, and energy efficient. Its solar reflectivity helps regulate the building temperature and energy use. This can save money on climate control as time passes.
The Benefits of Metal Roofs
PVC roofing is low maintenance and eco-friendly.
Several layers of PVC plastic and polyester membranes with heat-welded seams create a watertight bond – forming a weather-resistant guard against moisture, wind damage, chemical spills and fire – making PVC roofing ideal for harsh weather conditions.
Some commercial buildings, like warehouses and manufacturing facilities, have a significant amount of exposure to chemicals. PVC roofing is a great choice in these conditions as it is highly resistant to chemical spills.
With other materials such as asphalt and single-ply roofing membranes, harsh chemicals and toxins can cause considerable damage which makes PVC roofing your best bet.
PVC does not support combustion, burns slowly, is difficult to ignite, and even extinguishes fire as long as the source is removed. This has been proven after being tested with FM and UL fires.
PVC systems are waterproof, making them less likely to rot, rust or corrode. With the hot air welded seams, PVC membranes are designed to be watertight, especially during storms and hurricanes. They can also withstand ponding, the condition of water puddling on the roof, as well as high and low alkaline conditions.
Wind and UV damage resistant
Thanks to the hot air welded seams and durability, PVC roofing is also resistant to strong winds. It has also been proven to survive Category 3 hurricanes. Regardless if you have a low or high-rise building, they will be able to withstand high wind speeds. They are also resistant to mold, bacteria, and plant roots.
Affordable to install and maintain
Since they don’t damage easily, customers do not have recurring costs to incur. Installation is low cost as very little manpower is required.
Due to this strength and durability, PVC roofing typically has a long service life – one that is properly installed and maintained will last decades.
Life Cycle Cost analyses have proven that PVC roofing systems are among the least costly over time for two major reasons: long service life and energy efficiency. PVC roofing is also recyclable, even after years of service life.
Durable for decades
PVC roofing is one of the most durable materials due to its hot air welded seams. The mechanical fastening systems ensure that they cannot be damaged by storms, strong wind or very high temperatures. The long-term performance of these roofs is also a result of their high resistance to fire and other harmful substances such as chemicals.
Other roofing alternatives require adhesives, tapes, and caulks to seal the material together, making them considerably weaker than the welded seams.
Unlike other roofs, PVC roofs can be renewed and recycled because the membrane contains more than 60% renewable materials. During manufacture, very little waste products such as greenhouse gases are released into the air during production, shipment, installation, and disposal. Since the roofing system is easy to install, there are no scraps left behind to pollute the environment.
Why Choose Bourdeau Contracting?
✓ Bordeau Contracting has been working with some of the largest companies in Missouri, providing them with roof restorations, commercial roof replacements, and repair services
✓ Our strong relations have earned us the best reputation around, repeat business and a coveted A+ rating from the BBB
✓ When you choose to work with us, you’ll get the best customer service and overall experience in the field
✓ We provide free, accurate estimates so you can adequately assess the costs involved for your job
✓ We use only the best products, and stand behind everything we do. Working with us will give you peace of mind that you won’t get from less-established businesses
✓ Commercial roofing requires a unique skill set which we have been providing for decades.
Our team is fully licensed, insured, and OSHA-compliant
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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions on PVC Roofing
Is PVC roofing any good?
Often referred to as the first “cool roofing” system, they can withstand any weather; are long-lasting, energy-efficient, safe from fire due to their flame resistance and require very little maintenance. The best thing about these roofs is that they are pocket-friendly and can also be recycled or reused.
Can you walk on PVC roofing?
Yes, you can. Still, they can be torn or damaged by puncturing or abrasion, so whenever you walk on a roof, wear soft-soled shoes and do not shuffle your feet.
Is PVC the best type of roof for a flat roof?
For many projects, PVC roofing is the preferred choice on the market. PVC roofing is somewhat more expensive than other single-ply commercial roofing materials, however it offers a wide range of benefits for the price.
Is PVC better than other options like TPO?
While TPO has superior weathering and slightly better tear and break resistance than PVC, PVC does have some characteristics that certain customers need or prefer. Also, PVC is slightly more flexible than TPO, which some contractors like. Both membranes weld well.
Does PVC cause toxic gas emissions during fires?
The organic substances that burn during accidental fires release toxic gases such as hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. PVC is not different from those organic materials. However, Vinyl is safer because of its fire resistance properties and rarely catch fire. If they do, the roofs will prevent it from spreading.
Is it true that PVC roofs cannot be recycled?
No, it is not true. Vinyl roofs are different from all others because they can be recycled as many times as possible. For example, Europe and the United States are some of the regions where PVCs are reprocessed and converted into new roofing materials. This quality is what qualifies PVC products, specifically liners to be used to prevent contamination in landfills.
How are PVC roofs energy-efficient?
White PVC roofing systems not only reflect sunlight and solar energy to save building owners up to 40 percent in annual electricity costs, they also improve the performance of the underlying roof insulation by 25 to 50 percent; extend the useful life of the roof by as much as 75 percent; enable rooftop cooling equipment to run more efficiently; contribute to better indoor air quality and comfort; and collectively help mitigate the effects of urban heat islands and the air pollution they cause.
What makes PVC systems more cost-effective in the long run?
Life Cycle Cost analyses have proven that PVC roofing systems are among the least costly over time for two major reasons: long service life and energy efficiency. The longer a roof lasts without major problems, the less costly it is on an annual basis.
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